Iowa State University’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE) recently built a tool to help farmers evaluate the economics of cover crops, including estimating net returns from the use of cover crops in various scenarios. This tool can also help farmers who use cover crops and want to improve return on investment, and can be used in any US state.
Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor of economics and Extension at ISU said:
“Uncertainty about the net returns to cover crops has been a major barrier to adoption, and this new tool is intended to help farmers evaluate their own net returns and reduce uncertainty,”
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To use the net returns calculator, click here.